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Sam Houston Race Park selections for Friday, Jan. 10

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Here are my selections for opening night at Sam Houston Race Park. These are not meant to be in exact order, but merely the four horses I think have the best chance to win. For beginners, I suggest exacta boxes with three horses, using two of mine and one of your own. And you can always pick up a copy of Acing Racing 2016 to learn everything you need to know. (These are the picks and format that are available on the free tip sheet at SHRP). We will be doing The Blitz from 4-7 at the track so please drop by.

FIRST
5-2-8-3
JERSEY CUT will be a short price but class plunge puts her in the mix

SECOND
7-5-3-6
California shipper EXCAVATION has been in tough out West and works here are solid

THIRD
5-7-3-12
LADY SHAMAN has solid works for a barn that has a lot of win early runners

FOURTH
1-8-12-10
JAZZ MUSIC gets back to a sensible level and should be competitive here

FIFTH
11-4-2-8
VALID DECISION has a good record over the surface and could surprise here

SIXTH

6-2-3-5
CATKINS might be better if this is off the turf, but contender either way

SEVENTH
6-9-8-11
DARK ARDEN was competitive on a tough circuit and fits well here

EIGHTH
9-6-2-8
SILVER CITY TRICK has been knocking heads with tough runners in Oklahoma

NINTH
3-8-1-2
FLEETA BELLE has been close in last two and might break through here

TENTH
4-6-11-1

DOC'S CLASS ACT faced a couple tough fields in Oklahoma; fits well here



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